Monday, March 5, 2012

Rittenhouse Archives Legends Of Marvel Series 3 Trading Cards Break Recap and Review

Rittenhouse Archives has released the third series of Legends of Marvel and as with the other Series before it, these cards look great.   With 9 double-sided cards for Hulk, Moon Night and Storm, there are plenty of interpretations of each character by the different artists with 18 different looks. 

Legends of Marvel Series 3 is classified in our trading cards category.  Series 3 comes in a celo pack and contains 9 cards for each of the 3 characters for a total of 27 cards.  Card number 9 in each character’s individual set is numbered.  Only 1939 limited edition sets were made for Series 3.  All sets are identical except for the sequential numbering.  In addition, you can match the serial numbers of previous sets you have purchased for continuity.  Even if this is your first purchase, there are limited quantities of matching sets of Series 1 (Captain America, Iron Man and Black Widow) and Series 2 (Wolverine, Elektra and Thor) still available.

Here are all the cards from Series 3, front and back.

Jim Cheung, Jim Cheung, Gabriele Dell’Otto

 Gabriele Dell’Otto, Ed McGuinness, Ed McGuinness

 Greg Horn, Carlo Pagulayan, John Barber

 Mario Gully, Mike Deodato Jr., Mike Deodato Jr.

 David Finch, Greg Land, Ed McGuinness

 Marko Djurdjevic, Shane Davis, Carlo Pagulayan

Moon Knight
 Dave Wilkins, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Frank G. D’Armata & David Finch

 Mark Texeira, Frank G. D’Armata & David Finch, Mico Suayan

 Arthur Suydam, Arthur Suydam, Leinil Francis Yu

 Mico Suayan, Leinil Francis Yu, Gabriele Dell’Otto

 David Finch, Bong Dazo, Joshua Medors

 Bong Dazo, Francesco Mattina, Gabriele Dell’Otto

 Mike Deodato Jr., Diogenes Neves, Tom Grummett

 Tom Grummett, Diogenes Neves, Stephane Peru

 Greg Land, Marcus To, Salvador Larroca

 Alan Davis, Salvador Larroca, Simone Bianchi

 Michael Turner, Mike Mayhew, Simone Bianchi

 Phil Jimenez, David Yardin, Greg Land

Overall Look
The multiple takes on the characters make for smart looking cards without feeling repetitive.

Quality and Variety of the checklist
This set works on two levels.  There is a nice trio of characters featured and the same can be said of the lineup of artists.

Do the hits hold up?
No hits here and none needed.

Will you want to collect them all?
Certainly if you purchased Series 1 and/or Series 2, you will want to add Series 3 to your collection.  While some may want just this set because it contains their favorite character, most likely if this is your first purchase, you’ll want to take advantage of being able to purchase the matching numbered sets for Series 1 and Series 2.

4 1/2 out of 5

Rittenhouse Archives Legends Of Marvel Series 3 is another great release in the continuing Legends Series.

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